Currently there are many approaches to managing low back pain in athletes. Some are modality based some are exercise based. Many articles suggest there is as at least some correlation between hamstring length, limited hip range of motion, gluteal weakness, lumbar instability, and lumbopelvic movement, as it relates to low back pain. Other articles suggest treatments based on spinal stabiliation exercises, dynamic lumbar strength exercises, Swiss ball exercises, and core stabiliation exercises are effective treatments in reducing low back pain. However, there are no current studies that correlate pelvic position and low back pain, to hip and lower extremity muscular tightness, to abdominal and gluteal weakness. The purpose of this course is to help professionals understand the correlation between low back pain and poor movement patterns casued by limited hip motion, poor pelvic position and weakness in the abdominal and lumbopelvic region. Furthermore, this course will help professionals understand the appropriate evaluation tools and proper course of treatment.
|Contact Hours: 1||
Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential|
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on appropriate evaluation tools and proper course of treatment for low back injuries.
- Describe the steps in properly evaluating an athlete with low back pain
- Identify the relationship between abnormal movement patterns and low back pain
- Describe the correct techniques to restore normal pelvic position
- Recognize the correct techniques to restore normal strength in the lumbopelvic region
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
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Contact Hours: 1 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, and Certified Athletic Trainer
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulity: Essential
Financial – Michael Kordecki is owner of Praxis Physical Therapy & Human Performance and receives a salary. He receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course. Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service